Simple Present Tense/Intro

Verbs are the life of every sentence. In English, our verbs are a bit of a mess—they have all sorts of different endings. If you didn’t already know what a word meant, you would probably have no idea it was a verb.

In Spanish, things are a lot simpler. Every single verb ends in –ar, -er, or -ir.

For example:
Verbs that end in ar: Caminar (to walk), hablar (to speak), cantar (to sing)
Verbs that end in er: Comer (to eat), ver (to see), beber (to drink)
Verbs that end in ir: Vivir (to live), abril (to open), escribir (to write)

Now, things start to get a bit more complicated—but not too much. In English, we hardly conjugate our verbs. We just say, “I/you/we/they run,” or “He/she runs.” In Spanish, you have to conjugate the verb to the subject of the sentence. Verbs with different endings (ar vs ir vs er) are conjugated a little bit differently, but are still very similar.

Read on, and we’ll take a look at some regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs:

-AR Verbs
-ER Verbs
-IR Verbs

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